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that lost power during sandy in our area. about 3,100 dominion virginia customers in our area still have no electricity. pepco says just seven customers are without power. >> outages at some schools mean another day for some students in our area to be off. in anarundel county, four schools are still closed. louis witown elementary is still without power. all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage issues. >>> temperatures are down to around 40 degrees this morning. sandy spinning over southeastern canada still. you still see the huge effects of this storm. we're still getting scattered sprinkles from western pennsylvania into western maryland. thankfully, the big snow machine has ended out there. the dark blue areas are around freezing. that's much of western pennsylvania into western maryland. the light blue generally in the low to mid 40s. we're going to hold steady here for the next several hours and not warm up much today. hour by hour, by 6:00 a.m., it actually may dip down to the upper 30s and maybe a few sprinkles around, and then by noontime
is climbing four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm has claimed 74 lives in the u.s. more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast. most of the outages in the new york area. in the meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand yesterday. during that tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >> pepco says it's restored power to all of its customers affected by sand dominion hopes to do the same by tonight. about 1,700 of its customers are still in the dark. that number was over 3,000 just a few hours ago. more than 4,000 bge homes and businesses in our area have no electricity. most of them are in anne arundel county. novak is working to restore four a little more than 250 customers. >>> some students will have another day. in anne arundel county four schools are closed. chapel forge early childhood center in prince george's county is also without power, as is lewis town elementary in frederick county, maryland, and all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage
'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. people still struggling from sandy. the election may be an afterthought, but right now we are 24 hours from the first polls opening in our area, and this morning new numbers that show the race is truly too close to call. just ahead, the last minute dash for votes around here today. >>> it is 6:00 right now. getting out the vote this year means getting out the coats. this unseasonably cold weather is hanging on. now a new storm to worry about. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is on top of all of this. tom, good morning to you. >> good morning. >>> we'll be keeping an eye on a developing storm off the coastal carolinas taking place on wednesday. right now this morning, we're starting off with a lot of cloudiness across northern virginia, the district, most of maryland, and into the mountains. there are some breaks in the clouds in the central and southern shenandoah valley and areas fredericksburg south. that is where it's coldest. in fact, where it's cleared out, temperatures there have tipped down to the freezing mark or below. up
>>> one school feeling the affects of sandy. pendleton county on a two-hour delay. >> 44 degrees out there. cold start to the day. we're hoping the rain has moved out and we can have calm back in the washington, d.c. area. >> sandy is still affecting us. we may get blustery winds. we don't have sprinkle activity like yesterday. as we go back in time, look at what's happening the last 12 hours, you can see this great circulation in the atmosphere from canada all the way down to the carolinas and northwesterly flow swinging around the center of circulation and the remnants of sandy moving slowly to the north and weakening. we're getting a few isolated sprinkles out in southwestern pennsylvania. one little batch of slight snow in garrett county, got hammered with a couple of feet of the heavy, wet snow. thousands without power in western maryland and parts of west virginia. partly cloudy sky. mostly clear east of washington and around the chesapeake bay. all of the areas in dark blue in the cold 30s. need your winter coat this morning, and the winds picking up. we're talking windchi
're being affected in a peripheral way by remnants of sandy. it's way up in canada. still getting a few spokes of energy. panhandle of west virginia, northern shenandoah valley to frederick county, as well as in washington county. breaks in the clouds, southern maryland on the eastern shore, but it's all cloudy around the metro area and points west. there is a chill in the air. it's in the low 40s to near 40 degrees, much of the region. hour by hour today, might have a sprinkle this morning. a lot of cloudiness through noontime. by then it will be in the low 50s and winds may be gusting to around 15 or 20 miles an hour or so. sunrise 7:36. by late afternoon, highs reaching the mid 50s. i'll return in ten minutes. your first traffic this morning. >> grood morning. still dealing with that fire. your closures are between third street and sixth street. you may want to take first street in that area. avoid it if possible if you're about to head out of the house. let's head over to i-95 southbound in virginia. had construction set up. was blocking the left lane. hov lanes were shut down, but
in the record books for a while. we're still dealing with the impacts of super cyclone sandy. that brisk northwesterly wind that is still in place over the region is still courtesy of the storm though it is long gone, the effects remain, and that northwesterly wind is going to get you chilly first thing this morning. temperatures are only in the low to mid 40s right now across the area. good news is no rain drops showing up anywhere on storm team 4 doppler. here is your saturday forecast. cloudy and breezy and chilly for much of your saturday. temperatures aren't really going to move a whole lot. we're in the low to mid 40s now and will climb into the upper 40s and low 50s for a time later this afternoon. tomorrow is going to be a noticeably prettier day than today. we may see and you are not going to believe this a bright shining object in the sky. we used to call that the sun. it's been nearly a week since we had anything close to a sunny day around here. i think tomorrow we finally start to turn the corner but it is going to stay chilly. so the weekend word is chilly. but at least it'
wisconsin, colorado and nevada. and those are his first events since sandy struck. mitt romney will spend part of today in ohio. he will start the day in wisconsin. he'll deliver what aides call his closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in columbus, and cincinnati. >>> today, your last chance to vote early in maryland. polling centers open from 8:00 this morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end earlier this week. it was extended through earlier today since polling centers were closed monday and tuesday. vote early through tomorrow in the district. polling centers open until 9:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. >>> good news for new yorkers in the dark after hurricane sandy. con edison, the utility company that serve much of manhattan says power should be fully restored by tomorrow. a quarter million businesses and homes are without power. many of them near manhattan, meals and bogs battled bottled will be distributed. >> yesterday, the mta reopened the system with limited service, stations jammed with people trying to board, leaving many no-to-call for mo
stretch of weather. >> tom kieran with more on the forecast. >> this is what sandy is doing. drawing cold air down from canada bringing in this unusual chill for early november. it does feel more like a winter morning. you will need your winter coat. the little specks of again, getting a few scattered sprinkles, not as widespread as they were yesterday. out over the panhandle of west virginia and maryland. some places getting a few snow flurries and areas in dark blue, only near freezing now, much of western maryland and western virginia where they got the heavy snow. thousands without power there. and frederick county, into washington county. thousands without power. much of maryland, much of virginia in the 30s this morning. eastern shore, milder, in the low 40s. potomac, 44. throughout the day, you will need your winter coat. the winds increase during the afternoon, partly cloudy, gusts of wind around 20 to 25 miles an hour. to the northwest as we climb to the mid 50s by mid afternoon. i'll be back with the friday evening planner, first four traffic with danella. >> good morning, tom.
for their candidates. >>> a week after sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, some things starting to get back to normal for new yorkers. new york city schools set to reopen today. the subway running at 80% of its normal service. gas lines are still long. both new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promiseded an end to the shortage this week. later this week, president obama will meet with fema to discuss the disaster relief effort. fema approved nearly $158 million of individual disaster assistance. sandly has claimed 113 lives. they're working to restore power to more than 2 million people. >>> amtrak telling passengers make your reservations by phone or online to avoid sold out trains and long lines at ticket counters. >>> air travel is almost back to normal as well. most airlines say they should be running at regular service today. hurricane sandy affected thousands of flights throughout the world. some airlines say they're continuing to waive rebooking fees for passengers going through new york's airport. >>> and new yorkers living near that crane dangl
. we'll talk about sunday sunshine coming up. >> thanks. >>> five days after hurricane sandy made landfall people up and down the east coast are still feeling the impact. today president obama is expected to meet with top aides and lawmakers to monitor the government's response to the storm. the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. crews and first responders from our area have been sent to some of the worst hit areas while 2.5 million people are still without power. more than half are in new jersey. >>> as the death toll rises and people continue to clean up new york mayor michael bloomberg has decided to cancel tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would be a boost for the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now though the race that brings 40,000 runners through some of the most damaged parts of the city is off. the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. countless drivers meanwhile have had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tan
, back over to you. >>> a week after sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, things are starting to get back to normal. new york city schools set to open today. the subway is running at about 80% of its normal service. gas lines still on. new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promised an end to the crisis this week. fema approved $158 million in individual disaster assistance. so far sandy has claimed 113 lives in this country. utility companies are still working to restore power to almost 2 million people. >>> even though the new york city marathon was cancelled ultimately, more than 1,000 participants decided to make a run to help those in need. runners delivered water, toilet paper, garbage bags, batteries, and ready to eat meals to victims of hurricane sandy. >> i'm glad that the run was cancelled and they were able to just lend a hand to folks in need. >> in new york, walmart and pepsi donated 11 tractor-trailers packed with things like clothes, food, and cleaning supplies. beer companies donating water. >>> amtrak service will be limited today
days after sandy devastated seaside communities in new jersey, one is asking residents to leave their home again because of the coming nor'easter. brick, new jersey, issued an evacuation order for residences in low lying areas. they'll get more than an inch of rain and wind gusts at 65 miles per hour. about 75,000 people lived there. as of last night, utility companies are still working to restore electricity to 12,000 residents who lost power from sandy in new jersey. >>> more than 1 million people remain without power. most places in new york and new jersey. so far sandy claimed at least 106 lives. right now more than 10,000 people are living in shelters across seven states. the gas shortage is still a problem. there are some signs of progress. the staten island ferry and 80% of the new york city subway system are up and running, and the u.s. department of agriculture is sending more than 1 million pounds of food to new york. >>> the world trade center memorial is reopening today. parts of the world trade center and a private entrance room for victims' families were ge damag b
recovering from hurricane sandy. good morning, and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. that storm arrived overnight, dropping snow from new jersey to massachusetts. it's only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas for 11 days because of sandy. t the whipping winds, pounding surf stunned people in oyster bay. some are now wondering if power will be restored by thanksgiving. >> north of there in connecticut, drivers are dealing with treacherous road conditions. police say two traffic deaths may be related to the storm. a car collided with a jackknifed crush, and in lebanon, another car overturned. the coastal storm is expected to dump as much as a foot of snow in parts of new england. tom kierein now is tracking that storm. good morning to you. >> a near miss for us thankfully, because it is a powerful coastal storm, almost like a hurricane. in fact, it had hurricane force winds yesterday afternoon. and now it's just sort of stalled out and spinning away here, just south of nantucket. and they're still getting bands of heavy snow from main
. the rain, the wet snow all piling up on homes already damaged by sandy. the long island railroad, one of nation's busiest commuter train systems, suspended all of its service. new york city police urged resints to leave low lying neighborhoods. a lot of people, though, are staying behind because they're worried about looting. >> the snow is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas in 11 days because of sandy. the ripping winds, pounding surf and wet rain stunned people in oyster bay. that community is just one of many the on long island where power outages persist. some wonder if power will be restoer restored by thanksgiving. >> it's unbelievable to go from a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow in a week, same ten days. it's pretty unbelievable. >> utility companies are working around the clock to try to restore power and get the heat turned on as quickly as possible. >>> traveling by airplane is not easy as well there. are a new round of flight delays and cancellations. >> airlines cancelled at least 1,300 flights out of the new york area. mega
hurricane sandy hit shore in the northeast. crews are still working to restore power to 120,000 homes in new jersey. 4,000 residents are still living in shelters. fema has approved more than $450 million in assistance. in the meantime, governor andrew cuomo plans to ask the government for $30 billion in disaster aid. >>> the federal red cross says it has received $117 million in donations to help the victims of sandy. the agency also says its response has been near flawless. some residents in certain areas disagree with that. they say the help has been sporadic and very difficult to find. >> red cross hasn't offered any assistance until yesterday. they take people's hard working money to assist people, and when push comes to shove, they don't assist. >> i think we are near flawless in this operation. i'm just so proud of everything that we are doing on the ground. >> the red cross says sandy poses unique challenges. it's the first cold weather hurricane, and it struck in an extremely urban area. the agency maintains it has more than 5,700 volunteers in the region who have already handed out
to answer student's questions and address concerns they have about campus safety. >>> to sandy's impact. almost one week since the hurricane made landfall in parts of new york and new jersey are barely able to tart cleanup efforts. fema approved more assistance in the new york city area, expanding coverage to roads, water facilities, public you the tileities and parks. more than a million people in new jersey don't have power, it could be until wednesday before the lights are back on. the storm is blamed for 111 deaths in the u.s. >>> for so many people the devastation is too much to bear, people in hard-hit areas are getting the help they need. those who can help are chipping in as best they can. jim rosenfield in the disaster zone. >> the stuff that once made up a home, now in a heap. all along cedar grove avenue in newdorph beach, kelly ackerman and her husband have been waiting outside their home. you have been sitting on the stoop how long? >> 2 ha1/2 hours. waiting for fema. >> i'm happy i survived. i'm grateful to be alive. >> reporter: after his sudden plunge into the storm surg
. check out the top right hand corner on the voting page. >>> a week after sandy devastated seaside communities in new jersey, one of them is asking residents to leave again because of a coming nor'easter. brick, new jersey, issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in low lying areas. the national weather service says that community will get more than an inch of rain and wind gusts as strong as 55 miles an hour. about 75,000 people lived there. as of last night, utility companies looking to restore power to about 12,000 residents. >>> this morning more than 1 million people remained without power. most of the outages in new york and new jersey. so far sandy claimed at least 106 lives. 12,000 people are living in shelters across seven states. the gas shortage is still a problem, but there are some signs of progress. fuel is being shipped in. the staten island ferry and 80% of the subway systems are up and running. and the u.s. department of agriculture is sending more than 1 million pounds of food to new york. >>> after this, a surprise bust. officers find more than drugs in
shortly after sandy ravaged new york city and crews were responding to thousands of calls. kerr apparently wasn't even home at the time. he was in albany. >>> no major concern about rhett roadways around our area. 41 degrees to get things started. tom kierein is here with our forecast. >> all i've got to say is whew, what a good thing it missed us. it's still spinning just south of nantucket. it's kind of slowing down and stalling out. actually, just in the last couple radar updates, looks like it may be drifting a little to the northwest. it has been pounding new jersey, new york, most of new england with heavy snow. many locations in connecticut have had ten, 11, 12 inches of snow, wind-driven with 60-mile-an-hour winds, and now thankfully the snow has ended. eastern long island and up into new england, they're still getting bands of heavy snow, that stretches all the way up into maine and eastern canada. this storm system is looking like a hurricane spinning away here. here's nantucket. it's just south of nantucket in martha's vineyard. there's cape cod. it does look like it may be tryi
recovery. >>> with sandy's impact still lingering president obama plans to tour hard hit new york next week. the white house says the president will meet with families affected by the storm on thursday along with local lawmakers and first responders. sandy is estimated to have caused $33 billion in damage in new york state alone. it also killed more than 100 people and left millions in the dark. the president has visited the new jersey coast to view recovery efforts where sandy made landll. >>> gas rationing in new york and on long island seems to have ended hours-long waits for fuel. the plan went into effect yesterday. it allows drivers with license plate numbers ending in odd numbers to fill up on odd number calendar days. and even numbers on even calendar days. police are on hand to make sure drivers play by the rules. there is still a shortage of gas however even though the lights are slowly coming back on. oil analysts say that is because suppliers are still struggling to get backup. >>> some of hollywood's biggest stars are lending a hand to help those affected by superstorm sandy. r
sandy. "meet the press" moderator david gregory says president obama touring new jersey with republican governor chris christie made its mark on the race. >> that endorsement in a way. very high marks from christie from obama, did have a big political impact. a republican and democrat working together on a pressing problem. it seems to have an impact. how much? we'll see. i think it's definitely had an effect on the final week. >> a busy morning for "meet the press." david plouffe and eric cantor will be the guests. it is being broadcast from democracy plaza in new york. >>> long lines in d.c. as voters lined up to cast an early ballot before tuesday's election. last day for in-person absentee voting in virginia. admin sfrators are not worried about long lines on voting day because many more polling places will be open. be sure to stay with news 4 for complete coverage of the election and results on tuesday night. stay up to date on our website, nbcwashington.com. >>> to hurricane sandy's impact. one week since the storm made landfall, changing thousands of lives. homeland security secr
volunteers, outdated equipment, and prep time cut short by hurricane sandy may have all been part of the problem. >>> there is growing frustration for hundreds of thousands of people in new york and new jersey, this after a snowstorm slammed the northeast, setting back sandy relief efforts just a week and a half after the storm. the record-breaking snowstorm is adding to the power problems. between the two states, 200,000 new power outages were reported. new york's governor andrew cuomo calling for an investigation, accusing utility companies of being unprepared and badly operated. new jersey governor chris christie says all 400,000 outages in his state should be fixed by saturday. in an effort to shorten long gas lines in new york city and long island, a new system of rationing will start this morning. drivers will be able to buy gas on alternate days according to license plate numbers. the odd-even fueling system is similar to the one being enforced in new jersey. >>> plans are under way for a huge concert in new york city to help those affected by hurricane sandy. the event at
hurricane sandy slammed into the east coast, president obama heads into the damaged zone for a second time. today he will visit staten island to evaluate recovery efforts there. it's his first visit to sandy's impact zone in about two weeks when the president toured parts of new jersey with governor chris christie. >>> and the president's visit comes as two of the biggest utility companies face investigation into how well they prepared and responded to superstorm sandy. con edison and long island power both received subpoenas yesterday requesting records on restoring power and communicating with customers. the storm left 2 million in new york in the dark for days. some still don't have their powerback. >>> one family found dozens of touching displays of love on the beach. the pack of love letters was soaking wet with had the family found them. after drying them out, they read the letters from a young woman to her boyfriend. >> i want to return them to whoever they belong to. they're so beautiful. she must have adored him. i love you, dear, and miss you very much. all my love always, dotty.
in mt. olive, new jersey. it's a town still recovering from superstorm sandy. organizers picked the tree a month ago. the tree's owner says he was nervous sandy damaged it, but crews bundled the tree up, and everything was okay. it will arrive in new york today. the 80th annual tree lighting ceremony scheduled for two weeks from now. thanksgiving is next week. that's quick. >> got to go grocery shopping. got to get ready. >>> it is now 4:55. 38 degrees. looking to start the day on the right foot. at 5:20, why that morning cup of coffee could make you a happier person. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury nnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> a big day for facebook investors. 770 million shares of the social network can be unlocked and used for sale. facebook has largely disappointed tra
in order to bring peace. >>> monday marked three weeks since hurricane sandy slammed into the east coast. this morning there is still a lot of cleanup to do, especially in new york and new jersey, where the storm made landfall and caused the most damage. today homeland secretary janet napolitano will visit the field office. it comes just a day after president obama toured the damage on new york's staten island. and dramatic video of what it was like in new york city just as sandy made land fall. the port authority just released this surveillance video of water gushing into the some of the busiest subway stations. the water sent 20 foot waves slamming into manhattan, seriously damaging the city's 8 100-year-old subway. >>> you are just one day away from being able to cruise by traffic. the express lanes open tomorrow. they'll run between springfield and the dulles toll road. here's the promise. you'll be able to go at least 45 miles per hour even at rush hour, and that is thanks to varying tolls that change based on congestion and could cost as much as $1 a mile. you'll need an ez pass to
power companies are under investigation for how they responded to superstorm sandy. con edison and long island power received subpoenas yesterday. yesterday requesting records on restoring power and communicating with customers. the storm left 2 million in new york in the dark for days. >>> it is unclear why a man pulled a began on a sheriff's deputy. he was trying to serve a peace order, similar to a protective order. a woman answered the door, let the deputy in. then a man came out from another room with a gun. the deputy fired his weapon, killing the man. neighbors were surprised to hear the deadly shooting in that home. >> what really happened, i don't know. but still. somebody in our neighborhood is dead don't because of something. and it's so not good. >> the sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave which is standard procedure during an investigation like this. >>> police need your help identifying the man in these surveillance pictures. he robbed a walmart on route 198 and shot a store manager. the manager followed the gunman outside to the parking lot. rescuers took him to th
sandy crashed ashore in the northeast. crews still working to restore power to 12000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey. at least 4,000 displaced residents are still staying in shelters. fema has offered $450 million. governor cuomo plans to ask the federal government for $30 billion in disaster aid. the red cross says it's received $117 million in donations. they also say their response was been near flawless. some residents in hard hit areas disagree. they say the help has been minimal, sporadic, and very hard to find. >> we haven't seen red cross at all. red cross hasn't offered any assistance up until yesterday. they take people's hard working money to assist people, and when push comes to shove, they don't assist. >> i think that we are near flawless so far in this operation. i'm just so proud of everything that we are doing on the ground. >> the red cross says sandy creates unique challenges. it's a cold weather hurricane, and it struck in a highly populateded area. they have already handed out 5 million meals and snacks to people in need. >>> the veteran
on the job. >>> a lot of people still reeling from sandy after seeing red this morning. the comment that has them fired up. >>> welcome back. that iconic blue dress judy garland wore in the wizard of oz has sold at auction for $480,000. dorothy had more than one of those beginning ham blue dresses to get her through the filming, but this is the only complete version to still exist. no word op who the buyer was. the previous owner bought the dress for $2,000 in 1981. what a bargain. look at that increase in value. >> you think so? >> $480,000 from $2,000? >> now. would it continue to? >> that's a good question. the fabric is deteriorating. >> you can't wear it? >> no, you can't wear it. time for weather and traffic on the ones. >> tom kierein's got the forecast. tom? >> delight in our eastern sky. live view from the nbc 4 hd city camera showing a thin sliver of moon in the eastern sky. mostly clear now over washington. it's in the chilly 40s with some patchy fog in the rural areas. that's going to be the story through 7:00 a.m. by noontime, the low 60s. ought to hit mid and upper 60s midafter
city will vote today on a $500 million worth of repairs to the city following super storm sandy. the money will go to installing electrical systems. mayor michael bloomberg says the city has already spent more than $130 million worth of storm repair and relief. they will keep it in place for now as it helps cut down on massive lines. >>> sandy has cut down on things already. the storm destroyed more than 3,000 trees. the owner has already refunded more than 70% of its orders, costing him around $40,000. >>> parts of italy under water after heavy rain swept through that region. look at this. hundreds of people were forced to leave their homes in tuscany. roads virtually impassable with crews having to save one person by helicopter. same rain put 70% of venice under water on sunday. this morning rescue crews will try again to rescue two snowboarders stranded on mt. rainier. the two men called for help on sunday when they got lost in a storm. yesterday crews spotted them, but it was getting dark, and the weather made the rescue too risky. the men appear to be okay. they have winter
and new jersey. this all after a snowstorm slammed the northeast and set back sandy relief efforts. just a week and a half after that storm, the record breaking snowstorm added to the power problems. between the two states, 200,000 new power outages were reported. new york's governor andrew cuomo calling for an accident, accusing utility companies of being unprepared and badly operated. new jersey governor chris christie says all 400,000 outages in his state should be fixed by saturday. >>> in an effort to shorten gas lines in new york city and long island, gas rationing starts this morning. they'll be able to buy gas on alternate days according to their license numbers. the odd and even system is similar to one being imposed by new jersey. >>> voters in new jersey have until 8:00 tonight to e-mail or fax their ballots. voters eligible for the extension have to request the ballots by 5:00 p.m. tuesday. the state extended the deadline for returning those ballots to make sure all requests could be verified and votes could be counted. >>> plans are under way for a huge concert in new york c
a quick buck after superstorm sandy. >>> and the thief no one suspected until they played the surveillance video. we'll show it to you. >>> plus, the surprise discovery police made when they arrest whod they thought was a chinese food delivery driver. one of the best stories of the day. >>> you also join us online on facebook and twitter. just search "news4 today." we'll be back in a moment. >>> breaking news on the metro. a train struck person at the metro station this morning. metro is single tracking between the stations on the red line. expect delays in both directions. >>> a young thief is caught on camera stealing hundreds of dollars from a nail salon. surveillance video shows the bandit running to the back and grabbing the money. he appears to be younger than ten years old. you boy dart past the workers. police say he got away with $900. police have not made any arrests. >> so police arrested a connecticut man accused of stealing a car from a chinese food delivery man. what he does next blows our mind. he goes out and he actually makes the deliveries. police say 45-year-old keith he
are still without power because of hurricane sandy. >>> here's what you need to know before you head out to the polls this morning. voters in virginia and some first time voters in maryland will be required to show some form of identification. there are at least 30 forms of valid i.d. including an i.d. card from your employer. does not have to be a photo i.d. poll opening and closing times vary from state to state. >>> new reports of voter fraud in critical battleground states this morning. voting rights advocates say robocalls are incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the phones. those fake phone calls, some of which involve live callers, are being made primarily to black voters. the calls are also cropping up in north carolina and florida. >>> the news 4 i-team is monitoring any voting problem you find at the polls today. call the i-team tip line at 202-8 202-885-4444. >>> it is coming up on 6:07 right now. information to take to heart for some people who rely on daily multivitamins. >>> 6:10. check out the gorgeous glimpse of the sun on the horizon. earlier sunlight ti
. >>> they'll vote today on $500 million for repairs from hurricane sandy. mayor michael bloomberg says the city has already spent more than $130 million on storm related relief. they'll keep gas rationing in place for now as it did help cut down on massive lines. >>> 4:38. 46 degrees. ahead on "news 4 today," the scandal that has the man behind one of the sesame street's most popular characters off the job this morning. >>> parts of italy are now under water as floodwaters swept through the region in tuscany. these same heavy rains put venice under water on sunday. >> scary situation for sure. 4:41 is the time for us right now. not nearly as dramatic as what we're seeing in europe right now, but it is wet out there. >> chilly and cold coming from a front. >>> it's beginning to dry out in western maryland. cloud cover breaks out in parts of the ohio valley where temperatures are down in the 20s right now out there. out in west virginia, it's near freezing after the rain has stopped. but east where it is raining, we're generally in the 40s. we'll stay in the 40s throughout most of the da
and response to sandy. con ed and long island power both received subpoenas yesterday requesting records on restoring power and communicating with customers. the storm left 2 million in new york in the dark for days. >>> i plan for so-called mart meters in every cab before january will n happen and a contractor is to blame. that employee is now fired. the contracting officer had too many glaring errors in a $35 million bidding deal that went to veriphone. smartmeters have gps technology and tv monitor. nbc 4 has a contract with veriphone to provide contest for those televisions. the bidding process will be restarted >> d.c. council will consider regulations for the popular car service uber. tax drivers say they are stealing business and by not operating as a cab company. uber says some want to put its modern system out of business to protect traditional taxis. regulations would include making set fares before picking up passengers, agreeing to serve all areas and be handicapped accessible. >>> the new home of the washington redskins training camp richmond, virginia is putting up $10 mill
. olive, new jersey. that's a storm still recovering from superstorm sandy. the tree's owner said he was a little nervous that sandy had damaged the tree. but crews bundled it up with no problems. the 80th annual tree lighting ceremony scheduled to happen in two weeks. >> they draw a big crowd at rockefeller plaza. >> 'tis the season. >> i've got to get ready. >>> coming up, what u.s. leaders are saying about the top commander in afghanistan and his role in the petraeus scandal. >>> looking at the stories making headlines, right now at 5:29, the mistress of david petraeus spotted in the district after the scandal grows this morning. >>> and the spotlight on capitol hill this morning as a new report shows a pharmacy at the center of the meningitis outbreak should have been shut down a decade ago. >>> and drivers will now know how much it will cost to use the dulles toll road. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this wednesday, november 14th. we'll learn more about virginia's plan to handle any snow that comes our way this wi
injections, including in maryland and virginia. >>> 13 before the hour now, the cost of sandy continues to rise. senators from seven different states have petitioned for more federal aid money. senators from maryland and west virginia, among others, asking president obama to request more emergency aid from federal disaster assistance programs. they say the extra money will help speed recovery efforts along the coast. new york governor andrew cuomo has already said damage is in the $30 billion range. >>> the head of the long island power authority has resigned after facing mounting criticism falling superstorm sandy. more than 10,000 people in long island still without power. hundreds protested the company last week saying it's simply unacceptable for power not to be restored. new york governor andrew cuomo slammed all l state's power company, but especially long island power for their slow response time. >>> in iraq several car bombs detonated killing 14 people and injuring several others across iraq. the most explosive happened in the city of kirkuk, where four car bombs exploded. abou
to the city falling superstorm sandy. the money would go to installing new electrical systems and repairing roofs in schools across the city. mayor michael bloomberg says the city has already spent $130 million in storm relief. they'll keep gas rationing in place for now as it's helped cut down on massive lines. there are still 19,000 people without power, making it two weeks since the storm hit in the northeast. >>> sandy has caused plenty of problems already, and now it's ruining christmas for some people. the christmas tree farm in maryland says the storm killed more than 3,000 trees. they've already refunded more than 70% of their orders, including trees for the botanical garden and fairfax square. the cancellations have cost the company $40,000. that's too bad. >> pretty rough for the industry. no shortage of plastic trees, though? >> you like those? >> aeeasy in my world. prelit too. >> you like the prelit. and people do say it actually saves the environment. saves trees. >> don't help. i'll just let it go. 6:20 is our time. >> shall we? >>> need an umbrella. chilly rain falling all a
to be injured. >>> sandy's impact have crewed clearing out damaged areas. the city of new york plans to demolish dozens of homes damaged by the superstorm. crews will bulldoze 200 moemz on staten island and queens and brookl. crews expected to clear out another 200 homes that were either burned down or washed away when sandy came ashore. the buildings department will still meet to inspect 500 homes and businesses. those could also be put on a teardown list. no word whether homeowners will be able to rebuild in the disaster zone. many were built 50 years ago. >>> police are trying to figure out why a woman drove into a convenience store in prince georges county. she crashed into the front window of 7-eleven. nobody inside was hurt. it will take a while to clean up. >> it was an accident. you know, i can't be upset because this happened. you never know what's going to happen. >> and the owner says the store is open for business while they make the repairs. the woman in the car was not seriously hurt. >>> arlington county made the first step toward approving plans for a new controversial homeless s
weeks since the east coast was slammed by hurricane sandy. towns in new york and new jersey still have plenty of cleanup to do, and today members of the obama administration will tour the damage. today homeland security secretary janet napolitano will visit fema's field office along with secretary of housing and urban development sean donovan. it comes a day after president obama toured the damage on staten island. >>> and incredible video shows what it was like in new york city just as sandy made landfall. the new york port authority just released this surveillance video of water gushing into the busiest subway stations. the storm sent 20-foot waves slamming into manhattan, seriously damaging the city's 100-year-old subway system. >>> the military is looking into what caused one of the most advanced fighter jets to go down on an air force base. the f-22 crashed yesterday on tindal air force base while returning from a training mission. the air force stopped flying the f-22 for several months after some pilots complained about becoming dizzy at the controls. they blamed the problem on
in the dark from hurricane sandy. >> 4:49. >>> as the rest of the world wakes up, world leaders congratulate president obama. melissa mollet at the live desk. >> just hearing from international leaders from france, china, japan -- all congratulating president obama on his win. british prime minister david cameron just spoke from jordan on the final day of his three-day visit to the middle east. up to this point, he really hasn't commented much on the election. >> i'd like to congratulate barack obama on his re-election. i've really enjoyed working with him over the last few years, and i work forward to working with him again over the next four years. >> cameron also took to twitter earlier this morning to offer congratulations to the president. he says he wants to work with obama on the economy, helping syrian refugees, and an eu-u.s. trade deal. something else we just got into the live desk. japan's prime minister speaking to supporters in tokyo saying, we look forward to continued cooperation going forward. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> just about 4:51. time for weather and
equipment, and prep time cut short by hurricane sandy may be part of the problem. >>> terry mcauliffe is hoping his second run for governor of virginia is more successful than his first. the former dnc chairman wants to succeed governor bob mcdonnell in richmond. he lost to state senator craig deeds in the republican primary. deeds went on to lose to mcdonnell in the general election. >>> today president obama will address the crisis that could send us into another recession. he'll address the so-called fiscal cliff this afternoon. the president expected to urge congressional leaders to put their partisan differences aside for the good of the country. that cliff means steep tax hikes and spending cuts if congress and the president can't reach a spending deal. the congressional budget office is offering a grim picture of what will happen. cnbc's jackie deangelis has that in today's "4 your money" report. jackie? >> good morning, aaron. >>> the president has a lot to address today. first, ratings agency standard & poor's says it says a 15% chance the u.s. will go over the fiscal
are worried about a possible storm surge. they are still cleaning up from sandy. checking for hanging debris and other objects that can cause damage if they get caught up in the wind. >> as we take a look outside over the district this morning, let's see what exactly is in store for us. storm team 4 meteorologist is here for us. >> right now just clouds over the capital. weather and traffic on the ones. almost 5:41 on this wednesday morning. >>> we have a winter weather advisory out for the counties in blue in northeastern maryland, up into eastern pennsylvania. some of those counties could get up to four inches of snow later today. for our region, i don't think we're going to have that much. right now storm team 4 radar showing areas of rain moving in off the coast and moving inland, getting a few maybe wet snowflakes on the western periphery of those areas in pink right just west of i-95. right now above freezing. upper 30s to low 40s throughout the region. hour by hour today, umbrella needed this morning. changing to snow off and on this morning and into the evening on grassy areas mainly
. >>> a dramatic look at what it was like in new york's subway system right as hurricane sandy hit. the new york port authority just released this video. you can see water quickly flooding the subway stations in the city. the rain as well as a record storm surge sent water gushing into manhattan's subway stations. many more than a century old. >> let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein. 6:21. time for weather and traffic on the ones. >> good morning. >>> storm team 4 radar showing an area of weak low pressure bringing rain as far north as our eastern suburbs from parts of prince george's county, anne arundel, calvert, st. mary, eastern shore. these sprinkles heading off to north and east. it's chilly there where they are getting the sprinkles. it's only been less than a tenth of an inch. farther north near 40 along the beltway. much farther west, shenandoah valley into the mountains, many locations there in the 20s. it's cleared out there. later today, ought to get sun breaking out noontime. here's the storm team 4 four-day forecast. afternoon temperatures climbing to mid-50s and partly cl
. but no one on the plane was hurt. >>> sandy's impact still being felt almost two weeks after the storm tore through the east coast. system on long island say they're fed up and they've been in the dark long enough. >> we are cold and we are tired and we want our power now. >> hundreds stormed the power company's office monday demanding crews restore power. they say the remaining homes might not have power until tuesday. two congressmen from long island say they've requested federal aid to help power companies restore electricity. >>> the state of new jersey has filed charges against eight businesses for what it says is price gouging. seven gas stations are accused of hiking prices by as much as 59%. the state says one gas station charged customers $5.50 a gallon. a hotel is accused of raising room rates by more than 30%. new jersey has received more than 2,000 consumer complaints of price gouging since a state of emergency was declared almost two weeks ago. >>> this morning in decision 2012, the final votes are in from last week's presidential election. yesterday, florida, which was the fin
of the country that are still cleaning up after hurricane sandy. snow and high winds could pose problems for areas hard hit by the storm, especially for people who don't have power or heat in their home. >> let's get the check on the weather now. here's storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> good morning. 6:41. that coastal storm we've been advertising, it's a reality, a deep area of low pressure way of 0 the atlantic seaboard. gusts of wind way off the coast from atlantic city to ocean city around 20 to 25. we've got gusts in some of the buoys off the bay up to 30 miles an hour. some of the sprinkles trying to reach the ground in southeastern washington, southern suburbs. maybe some snow trying to fall out of the sky in montgomery and howard company. upper 30s to around 40 degrees in these areas of medium blue. that's going to make a difference in accumulation later in the day as rain changes to snow this afternoon. cold air gets injected, and we'll have occasional light to moderate wet snow this afternoon into this evening. accumulating on grassy areas. i'll tell you how much and w
. >>> sandy's impact has crews clearing out damaged areas, the city of new york plans to demolish dozens of home badly damaged by the superstorm. crews will bulldoze 200 homes on staten island on queens and brooklyn. crews already expected to clear out homes that were burned or washed away. 500 homes and businesses need to be inspected. those could also be torn down. >>> this morning, investigators are still trying to figure out why a woman drove into a convenience store in prince on georges county. the woman crashed into the front window at a 7-eleven yesterday afternoon. the storm badly damaged. nobody inside was hurt. the owner says it will take a while to clean it up. >> it was an accident. you know, i cannot be upset this happened. never know what is going to happ happen. >> the owner says the store is open for business while they make repairs. the woman in the car was not seriously injured. >>> arlington county made the first steps for approving a new homeless shelter. the board unanimously voted on buying a $27 million on north 14th street. it will include office space and a year-
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